Quincy J Walters

Reporter

Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on Weekend All Things Considered.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

Quincy J. Walters

Evacuations due to wildfires have been lifted in Lee and Collier Counties.  7000 acres burned in Collier at 30th Avenue in Golden Gate Estates that was 50% contained as of Sunday afternoon. Three homes were destroyed.  The cause of that fire is still under investigation.  The News-press reports an arson investigator says a fire in Lehigh Acres, which destroyed 4 homes may have been caused by a cigarette. WGCU’s Quincy Walters spent the weekend keeping up with the changing conditions in Collier.

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Collier County officials say about 5,500 acres are on fire in the Golden Gates Estates area near Naples. Welcome rain has just started falling nearby. 

Seven thousand homes are under mandatory evacuations.  At least nine homes have been destroyed. A voluntary evacuation is also in effect, yet some people have chosen to stay. 

Governor Rick Scott dispatched the Florida National Guard Friday to help with the evacuation. This morning, Scott spoke at the Collier County Emergency Management building. 

U.S. House of Representatives

The Chamber of Southwest Florida hosted U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-FL, Wednesday in Fort Myers. 

Before he spoke, Rooney reflected on earlier interactions with constituents in Florida's 19th Congressional district

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PHOTO: FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

April is National Fair Housing month. For the 11th year, Ft. Myers will host a fair housing summit Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Community Center, 2990 Edison Ave. in downtown Fort Myers from 8am-12pm.

Officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will give presentations about how they handle violations of the fair housing act.

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